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MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Latino celebrities say Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush belong to the 'party of Trump'

      National

      Two dozen Latino celebrities came together Thursday to implore voters to reject Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and other top Republican presidential candidates who they say have turned their backs on the Latino community and "embraced the party of Trump."

      Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives thumbs up to supporters during a primary night rally Tuesday in Manchester, N.H. [David Goldman | Associated Press]
    2. Ted Cruz ad suggests Rubio played tea party

      Blogs

      UPDATE: The Cruz campaign took down the ad after it was reported a woman actor had done soft porn.

    3. Marco Rubio cracks a tooth — and Chris Christie isn't to blame

      Blogs

      Marco Rubio cracked a tooth, and Chris Christie isn't to blame.

      Rather, a Twix.

      Sen. Marco Rubio speaks a campaign town hall meeting Thursday in South Carolina.
    4. Marco Rubio no longer reluctant to go after Donald Trump (w/video)

      Blogs

      Marco Rubio, who has drawn notice for his reluctance to go after Donald Trump, unleashed attacks Thursday on the South Carolina poll leader.

      Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks during a campaign event at Magnolia Hall at Sun City on Hilton Head, S.C., on Thursday.
    5. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio boast of 'massive' and 'huge' crowds in South Carolina

      Blogs

      Jeb Bush’s press team finally has some news it can use.

      “Great front pages for Jeb Bush in South Carolina this morning,” read a news release Thursday. “The crowds have been massive for Jeb in South Carolina.”

    6. Inside the Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio ambassadorial proxy war

      National

      WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio aren't only taking their campaigns onward to South Carolina. While the next Republican primary commands the public's attention, both are also running for president by mounting quiet symbolic protests at American embassies around the world.

      Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a Republican presidential hopeful, makes a quick exit after voting on the Senate floor at the Capitol on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The Senate voted Wednesday night on a North Korean sanctions bill.  [Gabriella Demczuk | Getty Images]
    7. Stripped of momentum, vulnerable Marco Rubio heads into South Carolina

      State Roundup

      Rick Santorum started it. Chris Christie kicked down the door. And the voters of New Hampshire finished the job.

      Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio holds a campaign town hall at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Feb. 10, 2016, in Columbia, S.C.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    8. Five things Iowa and New Hampshire taught us about the presidential race

      Blogs

      TAMPA -- Just stepped off the plane in New Hampshire after more than two weeks of watching the presidential candidates and voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. Contrary to expectations a few weeks ago, the topsy turvy Republican primary contest is not much clearer after New Hampshire than it was before the voting …

      New Hampshire resurrected Bush, but big hurdles remain
    9. Rubio blames himself (and the media) for New Hampshire

      Blogs

      Marco Rubio hit the TV circuit Wednesday morning and attributed his poor showing to the debate meltdown and the media attention that followed.

      Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio and his sons Anthony and Dominick walk across the tarmac before departing Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Wednesday morning. Rubio placed fifth in the New Hampshire primary, behind fellow GOP candidates Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, who swept away the competition with 35 percent of the vote.
    10. George W. Bush vouches for Jeb in new ad

      Blogs

      Former President George W. Bush vouches for his brother in a new radio ad for South Carolina.